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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,929 People

    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm starting to hate my job

    and struggling to find a new one. im working weekends and evenings do missing out on a social life. my boyfriend barely shows me any attention it's like he doesn't care if I'm around or not. so fed up can not see any light at the end of the tunnel.
    lnicolem lnicolem 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    People in our society today hear you have

    issues with depression and they want to puts a label on you of being crazy. That's not true. Depression is depression s
    itsjustme333 itsjustme333 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    All I want to do cut

    and cry myself to sleep :( Why am I even here? Why do I even bother fighting anymore?
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    three separate fights with three different

    people that all ended in tears, YAAAAY!!! im so ******* glad i havent been taking my meds either!!! this is AWESOME!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    why is everything so damn complicated?

    love, family, friends, school, jobs, college, money, sports, social activities, everything and anything. life and everything in it is so damn complicated!
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I can feel myself getting more depressed

    everyday. Last year was so great for me, I was doing okay but when the new year started, I felt different. I begin to drink more and starting gaining weight. I've been depressed before but never like this. I can't hold a conversation with someone for more than a minute. I can't...
    hilaryxoxo hilaryxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Suicide is my daily thought.

    Should I or shouldn't I?
    BloodRunsSlow BloodRunsSlow 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't want to die. I want to feel alive again.

    But lately I catch myself thinking "I just want to die" over and over again. I'm always sad and in pain. Except when I'm with my best friend or hanging with my family. But I keep secrets from my family about who I really am. I know what I want for myself would hurt everyone...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    He ruined my entire life,

    lied to me, forced someone to jump me, and tore apart countless relationships that I've had. And yet today, when he sent me a photo of himself with a noose around his neck saying "please give me something to change my mind", I spent 6 hours talking to him, calling him, texting...
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 16-17, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    psychh psychh 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't feel good tonight well not just tonight

    it's been for several days, I just want to be normal and don't get very obsess about every think I do, I want and I need to control my life, :(
    andreadorian andreadorian 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Things have been really bad

    for me recently. Even more so today. Sometimes, I feel like if I think about it hard enough, I can somehow will my death into existence. The weather is so very beautiful out today. It would be a lovely day to go.
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    its early. im on my own.

    im lonely but everyones asleep. please talk to me.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I literally crave sadness.

    I don't know why. And I hate this about myself. But reading some posts about depression I just want to have that feeling, I want to be engulfed by the feeling. Let it override my thoughts. I have depression, but I never feel sad, I just feel bad. When I am actually happy, I...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Masochistic expressions of pain Never ending

    pouring rain Need to feel fire on skin It cures the torment within The beast crawling inside Rips heart open wide Accepting love as acid to thirst The last as painful as first Need for comfort deep surrounding Through the body heart is pounding Fire touches flesh and heals The...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    So...uh i guess its ok to put this here.

    last year, a few days before the holidays my mother found out about my self harm. she called me attention seeking. she wasnt very good to me,didnt feed me properly etc. so in october i tried to end it all. my mother never came up to see if i was ok despite the unusual silence...
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I feel bad about feeling bad.

    Which is the original reason I am feeling bad. WHICH MAKES NOT SENSE
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response 25 mins ago

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    Felt so depressed in college today couldn't

    even focus during lecture. Felt as though I'm gonna die. Sigh. I need someone to talk to. I need a therapist or counsellor.
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am married to a wonderful husband

    who I love. I'm one month away from having a baby. Some people envy my life, but if Death was to tell me I will die soon I wouldn't be upset. There's no reason for me to feel this way. Its just that if every day in the future I feel the way I feel these past several months, it...
    colorfulmusic colorfulmusic 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Idk if there's even a point in life anymore

    like is there some great point or is it a punishment sometimes I feel more loved by my depression than by people in real life
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I might kill myself, ive started cutting myself

    again, starving myself, i can barley do anything properly any more.
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    If you're ever feeling down,

    just remember that somebody loves you. If nobody loves you, talk to me and I'll love you.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I hate when people get mad just

    because you don't buy into their positiveness because they think they can help. I don't need your stupid help i don't want your pity i am doing fine. It's like they think your some kind of challenge that they can overcome. Get lost. I love people a lot and i don't have a problem...
    toughlov3 toughlov3 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    There's no point in even trying at life,

    people just screw you over and no one wants to help or understand you, suicide is the only option
    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder

    after having a nervous breakdown last day senior yr high school. Missed grad&spent whole summer in my bedroom. Ashamed,confused as I was thrusted into this mental state foreign to me. Eventually I gradually fought for lack of better term to becoming somewhat dysfunctional not...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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